What is the noun for comet?

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comet
  1. (astronomy) A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in a (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun.
  2. A celestial phenomenon with the appearance given by the orbiting celestial body.
  3. Any of several species of hummingbird found in the Andes.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “It can draw multiple light curves in several returns of a periodic comet in one graph.”
      “When the discovery of the giant comet Hale-Bopp was announced in 1995, Nancy proclaimed that it didn't exist.”
      “Successfully aloft, the ship is unable to break free of the gravitational pull of the unwelcome comet.”
cometarium
  1. (astronomy) An instrument intended to represent the revolution of a comet around the Sun.
cometology
  1. The branch of astronomy that deals with comets.
cometography
cometographer
  1. one who describes or writes about comets
cometesimal
  1. A small comet.
cometographers
  1. plural of cometographer
cometographies
  1. plural of cometography
cometesimals
  1. plural of cometesimal
cometaria
  1. plural of cometarium
comets
  1. plural of comet
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Some exobiologists have theorized that comets such as Hyakutake helped seed early Earth with the ingredients for life.”
      “And so we end up being able to trace organic material from deep space to the outer solar system through comets.”
      “Newton favoured comets having parabolic orbits, but Halley believed that elliptical orbits might exist.”
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